REVIEW ​by Lorna: A Fistful of Evil (Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer #1) by Rebecca Chastain (@Mollykatie112)

91BDgxIHl5L._SL1500_Madison Fox just learned that her ability to see souls is more than a sight: It’s a weapon for fighting evil. The only problem is she doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing.

On the positive side, her money problems are over, she’s possibly discovered her purpose in life, and her coworker is smoking hot. On the negative side, evil creatures now actively hunt her, and deadly experiences are becoming the norm.

When she thinks it couldn’t get worse, a powerful evil sets up shop at a local hotel’s video game convention, and it’s got its eye on more than the gaming geeks: it is hungry for Madison’s soul. Madison needs to become an expert illuminant enforcer overnight to save her job, her region . . . and her life.

 

 

 

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Lorna: Gone to Her Grave (Rogue River#2) by Melinda Leigh ​(@MelindaLeigh1 , @Mollykatie112)

81vmqBS3G8L._SL1500_In Solitude, Oregon, everyone has secrets…and some will kill to keep them.

When she believes a teen is falsely accused of drug dealing, social worker Carly Taylor takes on a high-risk case and her estranged husband—the detective in charge of the investigation—to prove the boy innocent. A deadly new designer drug has taken hold of her small rural hometown of Solitude, Oregon, and Carly is determined to find the real dealer and clear the teen’s name. But the deeper she digs into the case, the more danger she unearths, until someone decides it’s time for Carly to move on…permanently.

Investigator Seth Harding knows he can’t stop his wife when she has a child to protect. But he risks any chance of reconciliation with Carly if he can’t learn to accept her dangerous job. When a drug dealer decides Carly is getting too close, will Seth lose her altogether?

 

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COVER REVEAL: City Lights (Southern Roots #2) by Julie Morgan (@juliemorganbook)

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Music brought them together. A gamble with love could break them apart.

Blaine has reached rock and roll stardom. After surviving an overdose, Blaine was forced into a decision; change and be a better person, or continue down the dangerous path and lose everything he has worked for. Making the decision to change, he turns his focus and attention to writing and producing music in an effort to keep the bright lights of live performances and potential drugs at an arms distance.

Bassist to the band Blaine is producing, Penelope knows all too well who he is. He’s the sexy as hell, but also drug addicted singer of the mega band, Deep Ember. As excited as she is to get her band signed, she’s none too thrilled to find out her producer is Blaine. Leaving her boyfriend back home to follow her dreams, Penelope will find herself in uncomfortable situations with Blaine. He’s expressed a genuine interest in her and she feels drawn toward him in return. Unfortunately, knowing who he is and what he’s done puts up an invisible wall between them.

Emotions will be on the line and chords will be played… but can Blaine win over the heart of a woman who’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him? Will Penelope be able to trust her emotions and will Blaine be able to prove he is not what his reputation says he is?

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GUEST REVIEW by Author Ginny Lurcock: Waiting for Spring by RJ Keller (@rjkeller , @ginnylurcock)

waiting for springThe pain in Tess Dyer’s heart stems from a lifetime of rejection: by her distant mother, by a string of one-night stands, and by her husband, Jason. He promised to love her forever, yet here she is, divorced and shunned in her own town. She tries everything to dull the pain: sex, work, and endlessly cleaning the house. Finally, in a fit of despair, she abandons the small town of Brookfield, Maine, for an even smaller town, determined to start over with a clean slate. But she can’t run from the demons in her head, and she soon falls back on her old habits, this time with the help of her sexy new neighbor Brian. Though she tells herself he is just a warm body to dull the pain, his kindness has a soothing effect on her bruised heart. But the fear of losing his love is always there, and before long, Tess’s past threatens to destroy her fragile new happiness. Ultimately, she must make a choice: continue drifting through life, or confront the cruel realities of her past and start living. A dramatic departure from contemporary chick-lit, Waiting for Spring is a moving novel about a real woman struggling to find her place in the world.

 

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TEASER REVEAL: Betrayed (Breaking the Darkness #2) by Felicia Starr (@FeliciaStarr111)

BetrayedEBookKasha Alexander has been through a great deal since the death of her Gram, kidnapped, and abused, she has fought her way out of captivity with the help of the one man who just might be her saving grace, Graven.

Graven has been searching for Kasha for a millennia and now that he’s found her, he’s not about to let her go. He will protect her in any form, no matter what the cost…

Little does he know how high that cost will be….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RANDOMS: The Future of Pure Textuality…

Greetings, humans!  Jena here!

I wanted to touch base with all of our fabulous readers out there to give you an idea about all the changes we have gone through recently here at Pure Textuality.

 

FACELIFT!!!!
First, and probably most obvious, is the appearance.  When Pure Textuality was started, I only had a vague vision of what I wanted the look of the site to be.  As the years have passed, I have continuously tweaked and altered the look of the site, and I think I have finally settled on a look I like.  In the last few weeks, I have gone through and changed the entire site over to match the new “branding” and it’s finally done.

 

THE PURE TEXTUALITY STAFF
Another thing that has changed is our staff.  Due to life, careers, or just a general change in their path, we have had a few people exit.   Although I was sad to see them leave us, I am super-excited for them on their new paths.  Some of them will be making guest appearances here and there, but they are no longer part of the staff as a regular reviewer.  Those people are Matt, Ginny, Kendra, Dolly, and Beth.

With departures comes new additions!  We reached out to the Twitterverse and Facebookland this past week asking about who was interested in becoming a Pure Textuality reviewer and the response was overwhelming.  Out of the applicants, I chose five people to welcome to the team.  So far, the ones who have accepted are L.E., Jessilyn, and Abby.

L.E. is an author friend of mine with fabulous taste in men.  lol  She and I have started a weekly hashtag on Facebook devoted to the immaculate specimen of man who is James McAvoy and called it #mcavoymonday.  As a reader, L.E. has a serious jones for, and I quote, “alphas who are cool-headed and hot-blooded.”  She then goes on to say “No Alpha-holes.”  lol  I dig this chick so much, and I am stoked to have her on the team!

Another addition is someone I never thought I would see here, and, for the record, either did she.  Jessilyn is my best friend, my hetero soulmate, my #rideordiebitch.  lol  She and I have known each other for YEARS and she’s been one of my faithful cheerleaders on my publishing journey.  Last month, Pure Textuality Public Relations hosted a multi-author book signing in Manchester, New Hampshire called the Queen City Author Event.  Jessilyn attended with me as my PA and extra set of hands to run the signing (I was a signing author there and having her there was a blessing from the stars).  She instantly fell in love with the vibe of the room and started talking about book blogging.  We chatted about it, and in the end, I invited her to join Pure Textuality to give it a shot.  I am BEYOND ecstatic to have her as part of the team!  :)

Abby is the only one I don’t know outside of the Pure Textuality blogger application.  She’s a newbie to me,  but everyone is super-excited to welcome her to the team!

 

MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
While working out a few design kinks yesterday, I got thinking back to when I first brought staff into Pure Textuality, and thought about how big the team was then.  At one point, we had a team of TWENTY-ONE reviewers.  At the time, it was VERY difficult to juggle the schedule and getting things posted with my day job.  BUT NOW!  Now, I am working a job that allows me 8 PAID hours per day to work on whatever I need to – blogging, writing, staring at the wall……ANYTHING.  So, since I have the time to invest in a CRAZY hectic schedule with Pure Textuality, I am going balls to the wall.  I have decided to open up TEN MORE BLOGGER POSITIONS.  If the three reviewers we have pending join on, that will give us a reviewer staff of twenty-five people.  That’s twenty-five unique voices.  That’s twenty-five people to help me field the 500+ review requests we get every month.  Depending on how it works out, I may very well expand further.  We shall see…..

If you are interested in joining Pure Textuality
as a reviewer, click here for details!

As a side note, we could REALLY use some testosterone on the team, so, if you’re a dude and you love to read, don’t be shy about applying!

 

BLOG TOURS, GUESTS POSTS, AND ANY OTHER PROMO
Along with the idea of the crazy hectic schedule, I have also decided to start jumping on a lot of blog tours again.  I had fun with it back in the day and I think it’s time to do it again.  Especially now that I have the time to post every morning.  So, be on the look out for lots more touring authors on Pure Textuality.

 

THE PURE TEXTUALITY FACEBOOK FANPAGE
Oh gawd, that page is just a baron wasteland, yeah?  I know, I know.  I’ve never had time to do anything crazy with it.  We have a good amount of “likes” but not nearly as high as our email followers.  Well, that’s all about to change.  Part of my push to get Pure Textuality where I want it to be is I have a TON of author swag at my house just DYING to be given away, and I really think that the fanpage would be the most fun place to do that.  :)  With the new staff comes some new admins on the Facebook page!  As of right now, it’s me, Jessilyn, and L.E. who will be serving as admins on there, but, I plan to add a few more as well.

 

PURE TEXTUALITY – EROTICA SITE
This is an idea I have been toying with for quite some time and I am really excited to get it rolling!  I am going to start building a second blog here soon dedicated to the naughtier books out there and it’s going to be a no holds barred kind of thing.  That site will host all there is to be had for erotica and erotic romance.  Basically, it’s going to be Pure Textuality’s younger, much sluttier little sister.

Although I don’t read a ton of it personally, I would love to have a blog just dedicated to it where the readers can go, judgement free, and discuss their favorite dirty little books.  ;)  I will get the site built, reach out to publishers to have them add it to their reviewer lists, recruit a handful of dirty birds for the review team, contact any erotica/erotic romance authors I can find to give them the heads up that we are there, and then launch.  I am hoping for a January 1st launch date, BUT, depending on how quickly the whole process goes, it may very well be sooner than that.  :) I am still toying with the name, so, I don’t have that yet, but it’ll be announced soon.

 

So, ladies and gents, that’s everything for right now.  This has been a BUSY year and I am looking forward to really pushing the boundaries.  :)

Jena 

 

REVIEW ​by Lorna: The Nightingale Bones by Ariel Swan (@AMSwan , @Mollykatie112)

81P4+dfyLnL._SL1500_Someone has been waiting a long time for Alice Towne to arrive in Hawthorne.

Two hundred years, in fact.

Trying to accept her mother’s belief that the women of the Towne family are blessed, not cursed, with supernatural abilities, twenty-seven-year old Alice leaves a disapproving Boston husband to housesit for the summer in tiny Hawthorne, a historic village famous in the 1800s for its peppermint farms and the large, herbal-essence distilleries that flourished around the Massachusetts township.

She settles into a beautiful old home with a tragic reputation. There are said to be sightings and sounds from the spirit of a young woman who hanged herself after all her children died there of illnesses in the 1900s.

But soon, Alice experiences firsthand encounters that convince her the spirit is not who people think. The truth is shocking, steeped in the town’s distillery history and its legends of a local wizard and witchcraft. As she falls in love with a local farmer whose family legacy is as tangled in the magick and the mystery as her own, Alice’s fear becomes not whether the past can be resolved . . . but whether it’s waiting to claim new victims.

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